It has been such a long time since the cultural irrelevance known as ACE last fluttered an eyelid that I was half-hoping it had been declared defunct.
Sadly not. Attention is drawn to a new ACE website, titled SOTA2012, for State of The Arts, something to do with an upcoming conference.
In it, variously officially approved ‘curators’ blog their views.
She proceeds to explain: ‘The UK riots of the summer of 2011 are definitively a flashmob; flashmobs are not explicitly a game but certainly a first-person playful and pervasive form.’
Playful and pervasive. Go tell that to thousands who lost their businesses, homes and jobs. Further comment is superfluous.
This is state-funded idiocy. The Arts Council should take it down right away.
Better still, the Arts Council should be taken down. It has long outlived its chartered purpose.
A reminder of what these idle idiots are playing with: